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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Poster

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) – [Opens Wednesday, Mar. 29]

Certificate R116 min   –   Comedy

A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Director:  Richard Linklater
Stars:  Zoey Deutch, Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Poster

God’s Not Dead 2 (2016)

Certificate PG Drama

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Director:  Harold Cronk
Stars:  Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Ray Wise, Robin Givens




Miles Ahead (2015) Poster

Miles Ahead (2015)

Certificate R100 min   –   Biography | Drama | Music

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
Director:  Don Cheadle
Stars:  Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg
MILES AHEAD REVIEW from Carla Renata




The Dark Horse (2014) Poster

The Dark Horse (2014)

Certificate R124 min   –   Drama

An emotionally charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.
Director:  James Napier Robertson
Stars:  Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Miriama McDowell




Meet the Blacks (2016) Poster

Meet the Blacks (2016)

Certificate R90 min   –   Comedy

The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn’t have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours.
Director:  Deon Taylor
Stars:  Zulay Henao, Mike Tyson, George Lopez, Mike Epps





Kill Your Friends (2015) Poster

Kill Your Friends (2015)

103 min   –   Comedy | Crime | Thriller

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.
Director:  Owen Harris
Stars:  Ed Skrein, Nicholas Hoult, Rosanna Arquette, James Corden






Natural Born Pranksters (2016) Poster

Natural Born Pranksters (2016)

Certificate R90 min   –   Comedy

YouTube’s best pranksters, Roman Atwood, Vitaly Z, and Dennis Roady make the leap to the big screen.
Directors:  Roman Atwood  | Ben Pluimer
Stars:  Roman Atwood, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Dennis Roady, Kevin Brueck





Standing Tall (2015) Poster

Standing Tall (2015)

Certificate R 120 min   –   Drama

The story centers on a young delinquent as he comes of age.
Director:  Emmanuelle Bercot
Stars:  Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier

I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch), African American Film Critics Association, Online Association of Female Film Critics and Alliance of Women Film Journalists. My op-eds or features have been seen in VARIETY,, Maltin on Movies, The Cherry Picks, IGN Movies, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, KCRW Press Play with Madeline Brand, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

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